10 space books that make essential reading

12 February 2014

1. The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

[Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1979]

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2. The Emperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen

[First published in Fairy Tales Told for Children. First Collection. Third Booklet. 1837]

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3. Our Final Century – Will the Human Race Survive the Twenty-First Century? by Sir Martin Rees, then Astronomer Royal and now President of the Royal Society

[William Heinemann, 2003]


4. The Singularity is Near by Ray Kurtzweil

[Viking, 2005]

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5. Countdown by T. A. Heppenheimer

[Wiley, 1999]

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6. V2 by Walter Dornberger

[Viking Press, New York, 1954}

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7. The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Space

[Cambridge University Press, 1990]

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8. Wonders of the Solar System by Professor Brian Cox and Andrew Cohen

[Harper Collins, 2010]

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9. The High Frontier: Human Colonies in Space by Gerard K. O’Neill

[New York: William Morrow & Company 1977]

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10. 2081: A Hopeful View of the Human Future by Gerard K. O’Neill

[New York: Simon and Schuster 1981]

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An extract from Space Exploration: All That Matters, by David Ashford; buy the book at iTunesGoogle PlayWaterstones or Amazon.

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